I dunno, I just kinda think that saying RIC is like ear piercing, minimises the RIC procedure. I tend to see that if you are against both you can see them in the same context because in many ways they are similar, but I still find RIC a much more extreme, permanent and invasive procedure.
A parent doesn't whip their kid off to the chemist to get a large piece of tissue removed; its a semi-involved procedure. Perhaps more along the lines of other cosmetic procedures like botox, fillers, gettign worts/moles cut out kinda thing??
It just makes me wonder what the ladies 'intention' was? Whether it was to highlight the cosmetic/unmedical nature of the procedure or whether it was to minimise the 'seriousness' of it.
Not sure if that makes sense? I just think that for those who where swaying towards it comparing it to ear piercing actually normalises it more which i find a bit scary.